This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their fiancé.
If you are granted this visa, you should marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner (subclasses 820 and 801) visa before your Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires.
The purpose of the Prospective Marriage visa is to allow the fiancé(e) of an Australian citizen, permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to travel to Australia in order to be married. The marriage must take place within nine months of the visa grant date, following which the applicant is eligible to apply for a Partner visa. The minimum requirements for this visa are as follows:
PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA REQUIREMENTS
You and your fiancé(e) must:
Your sponsor must:
Your sponsorship will not be approved if you have a conviction for a relevant offence and a substantial criminal history. A relevant offence includes, but is not limited to offences involving violence, intimidation, breaching a protection order, people smuggling, human trafficking and weapons.
This application is lodged with the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) on behalf of you and your sponsor. The main criterion is that the relationship and your sponsor meet the requirements referred to above. In addition, you must meet the standard health and character checks.
This visa is valid for nine months and allows you to travel to Australia before being married to your fiancé(e). You must be outside Australia both when your application is lodged, and when your visa is granted. The marriage must occur during the validity period of your visa i.e. within nine months of the visa grant date. It may take place either in Australia or overseas.
Next Steps: Partner Visa
Once you have entered Australia and your marriage has taken place, you will be eligible to apply for a Partner visa. This application must be lodged before your Prospective Marriage visa expires.
The main requirements for a Partner visa are that:
Provided you are able to meet the relevant criteria, you will be granted a temporary Partner visa, which is valid for a ‘stand-down period’ of approximately two years from the date of the application’s lodgement. At the end of this two-year period, you will be eligible for a permanent Partner visa, provided your relationship continues to meet the requirements referred to above.
PLEASE NOTE: We estimate that it may take several weeks to prepare and lodge your application, with the time taken largely dependent on how promptly you (and your sponsor, if applicable) provide us with the necessary supporting information and documents.
The time that it takes the DOHA to process your application is dependent upon its processing time service standards, and may also vary due to a number of other factors, including the complexity of your case, perceived risk factors and processing priorities. Please contact us for current information regarding likely processing timeframes for this type of application.
Length of stay
From AUD 7,715
75 PER CENT OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED in 14 Months
90 PER CENT OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED in 21 Months
What you can do
This visa lets you:
Additional family members
There is a fee for any children applying for the visa with you.
If you need to have them, you will have to pay other costs such as those for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801)
You will also have to pay a fee for your Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801).
If you marry your fiancé and lodge your Partner visa application before your Prospective Marriage visa expires, you will pay a reduced fee.
If you do not lodge your Partner visa application before your Prospective Marriage visa expires, you will pay a higher fee.
You must be outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when the visa is decided.
How long the visas lasts
The visa lasts 9 months from the date it is granted. It cannot be extended.
You can include your dependent children or stepchildren in your application.
If you are granted the visa, your children will have the same rights and visa conditions as you.
You should marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner visa (subclass 820 and 801) before the Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires.
You and your children must comply with Australian laws and your visa conditions.
You can find your visa conditions in VEVO.
Sponsors must be the fiancé of the visa applicant.
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